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by Animation courtesy by Marit Jentoft-Nilsen, NASA/GSFC Visualization and Analysis Lab
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To mark the 30th anniversary of the Apollo 17 mission and the famous “Blue Marble” full Earth image, Goddard Space Flight Center’s Visualization and Analysis Lab has rendered a new visualization inspired by the mission.The 21 second visualization begins with the current Kennedy Space Center launch pads in the Cape Canveral area where the Apollo missions started and the Space Shuttle Missions start today. The launch pads and Florida recede from view and the full Earth fills the frame. This...
Topics: What -- Apollo 17, What -- Earth, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Moon, What -- Clementine,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4267
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by Images and animation courtesy Reto Stöckli, NASA Earth Observatory
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<font size="-2" face="helvetica, arial, sans"><b>large images</b> <br/><a href="/Newsroom/NewImages/Images/aqua_beautyshot.jpg">Aqua Beauty Shot</a> (244 KB JPEG) <br/><a href="/Newsroom/NewImages/Images/aqua_deploy.1.jpg">Aqua Orbiting the Earth</a> (300 KB JPEG) <br/><a...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- EOS, What -- Aqua
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16076
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The islands of Japan are shown clearly off the coast of North and South Korea, China, and Russia in this true-color image. Running down through the islands are a string of mountains that make up part of the Pacific “Ring of Fire.” The Ring of Fire is a zone of frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions that stretches in a series of arcs from New Zealand, through Indonesia, up through the Philippines, Japan, the Kuril Islands and Kamchatka Peninsula (Russia), across the Pacific Ocean via...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Japan, Where -- Korea, Where -- China, Where -- Russia, Where -- Pacific...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5319
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Snow dusts Poland and its neighbors in this true-color Aqua MODIS image from February 25, 2003. MODIS also detected a number of fires in the scene, all of which are marked in red. Countries shown are (clockwise from top left) Denmark, Sweden, Lithuania, the Russian Federation, Belarus, the Ukraine, Poland, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, and Germany. Sensor: Aqua/MODIS. Data Start Date: 2/25/03. Data End Date: 2/25/03.
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Poland, Where -- Denmark, Where -- Sweden, Where -- Lithuania, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5103
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by Jeff Schmaltz
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This image of Scotland was acquired May 5, 2006 by the MODIS on the Aqua satellite. Scotland occupies the northern part of Great Britain and is about two-thirds the size of England and Wales. The river Tweed and the Cheviot Hills form Scotland’s southern border. Scotland is a small country, only 274 miles long, but the coastline is so jagged that it actually adds up to 2000 miles! Sensor: Aqua/MODIS. Data Start Date: 5/5/06.
Topic: What -- Aqua
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=20855
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by Image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, NASA GSFC
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Unusually heavy rains hit Morocco in late November 2002, giving rise to floods that killed more than 60 people. The above false-color image (right) displays some of the worst of the flooding just north of the city of Rabat, located on Morocco?s coast. The image was acquired by the <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) instrument, flying aboard NASA?s Aqua spacecraft.Most of...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Morocco, Where -- Rabat, Where -- Atlantic Ocean
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=18182
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Snow covers southeastern China, North Korea, and parts of South Korea in this true-color Aqua MODIS image acquired December 27, 2002. The North Korean capital city of Pyongyang sits about 130 kilometers northwest of the South Korea border, while the South Korean capital city of Seoul sits only about 40 kilometers southeast of the border. MODIS also detected a fire, marked in red, burning on the southern edge of South Korea, about 50 kilometers northwest of the city of Pusan. Sensor: Aqua/MODIS....
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- China, Where -- Korea, Where -- Pyongyang, Where -- Seoul
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4725
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by Image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, NASA GSFC
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Unusually heavy rains hit Morocco last week, giving rise to floods that killed more than 60 people. The above false-color image (right) displays some of the worst of the flooding near the city of Rabat, located on Morocco?s west coast. The image was acquired by the <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) instrument, flying aboard NASA?s Aqua spacecraft.Most of the casualties...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Morocco, Where -- Rabat, Where -- Atlantic Ocean
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16288
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by Animation courtesy by Marit Jentoft-Nilsen, NASA/GSFC Visualization and Analysis Lab
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To mark the 30th anniversary of the Apollo 17 mission and the famous “Blue Marble” full Earth image, Goddard Space Flight Center’s Visualization and Analysis Lab has rendered a new visualization inspired by the mission.The 21 second visualization begins with the current Kennedy Space Center launch pads in the Cape Canveral area where the Apollo missions started and the Space Shuttle Missions start today. The launch pads and Florida recede from view and the full Earth fills the frame. This...
Topics: What -- Apollo 17, What -- Earth, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Moon, What -- Clementine,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4267
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by Jeff Schmaltz
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This image of Sicily and the surrounding region was acquired by the MODIS on the Aqua satellite on July 2, 2006. The red dots represent active fires in the region. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 7/2/06.
Topic: What -- Aqua
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=20910
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The oblong shape of the Red Sea cuts diagonally through this true-color Aqua MODIS image from September 29, 2004. The sea's deep, clear blue waters stand out in stark contrast to the pale tan and orange sands of the surrounding deserts in northeastern Africa, the Sinai Peninsula, and the western Arabian Peninsula. Clockwise from upper left, the nations are Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Eritrea (on the coast of the Red Sea), Ethiopia (bottom image edge), and Sudan. At the southern...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Red Sea, Where -- Egypt, Where -- Israel, Where -- Jordan, Where -- Saudi...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6784
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This pair of true- and false-color images feature the Indus River Valley, a lush oasis of vegetation made possible by the Indus River, which is visible as a thin black thread heading toward the Arabian Sea in the false-color image. The Indus River has its roots in the Tibetan Himalayas, and is fed from melting snows from three major mountain ranges and five Indian rivers. The Indus River valley was the home of a great ancient civilization - the Indus Valley Civilization - that lasted for about...
Topics: What -- Indus, What -- Aqua, Where -- Arabian Sea, Where -- Egypt, Where -- Pakistan
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4984
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The MODIS instrument onboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured this true-color image of Hurricane Isabel on September 14, 2003 at 17:55 UTC. In this image Isabel is located about 400 miles north of Puerto Rico and is packing maximum sustained winds near 155 mph. Sensor: Aqua/MODIS. Data Start Date: 9/14/03. Data End Date: 9/14/03.
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Puerto Rico
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5863
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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On August 7, 2003, the Aqua MODIS instrument acquired this image of Ireland on the first day this summer that most of the island hasn´t been completely obscured by cloud cover. Called the Emerald Isle for a good reason, Ireland is draped in vibrant shades of green amidst the blue Atlantic Ocean and Celtic (south) and Irish (east) Seas. Faint ribbons of blue-green phytoplankton drift in the waters of the Celtic Sea, just south of Dublin.Dublin itself appears as a large grayish-brown spot on the...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Ireland, Where -- Atlantic Ocean, Where -- Celtic Sea, Where -- Irish Sea
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5744
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The island of Sardinia sits between the Mediterranean Sea to the south and west and the Tyrrhenian Sea to the east. To its immediate north is the island of Corsica, which is a part of France. To the east of Sardinia is the middle of the Italian peninsula (not shown). Sardinia glows here with the green blush of spring.Sardinia has had a tumultuous history. Starting in ancient times, the island was occupied by Phoenicians, Carthaginians, and Romans; thereafter it was controlled by Vandals,...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Mediterranean Sea, Where -- Tyrrhenian Sea, Where -- France, Where -- Spain
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5350
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by Animation courtesy Marit Jentoft-Nilsen, NASA/GSFC Visualization and Analysis Lab
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animations (on the Visible Earth)   Web (14 MB QuickTime)   NTSC (40 MB QuickTime)   Broadcast Quality (351 MB QuickTime)   High Definition (49 MB MPEG-2) To mark the 30th anniversary of the Apollo 17 mission and the famous “Blue Marble” full Earth image, Goddard Space Flight Center’s Visualization and Analysis Lab has rendered a new visualization inspired by the mission.The 21 second visualization begins with the current Kennedy Space Center launch pads in the Cape Canveral area...
Topics: What -- Apollo 17, What -- Earth, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Moon, What -- Clementine,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16292
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This stunning true-color image provides a rare, cloud-free look at the island nation of New Zealand, including all of North and part of South Island. This scene was acquired by the Aqua MODIS instrument on December 27, 2004. New Zealand is situated in the South Pacific Ocean, roughly 2,000 km (1,250 miles) southeast of Australia. Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, is located on the southern tip of the North Island, looking across Cook Strait toward South Island. Surrounding the islands...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- New Zealand, Where -- Pacific Ocean, Where -- Australia, Where -- Wellington
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6743
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This pair of true- and false-color images feature the Indus River Valley, a lush oasis of vegetation made possible by the Indus River, which is visible as a thin black thread heading toward the Arabian Sea in the false-color image. The Indus River has its roots in the Tibetan Himalayas, and is fed from melting snows from three major mountain ranges and five Indian rivers. The Indus River valley was the home of a great ancient civilization - the Indus Valley Civilization - that lasted for about...
Topics: What -- Indus, What -- Aqua, Where -- Arabian Sea, Where -- Egypt, Where -- Pakistan
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4985
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Sometimes referred to as the Caucasus Isthmus, the Caucasus-Caspian Region is a mixing-pot for scores of cultures. Due in part to its geographic isolation and having been in the path of numerous Eurasian migrations over the centuries, more languages are spoken here than in any similarly-sized region in the world. In this true-color Aqua MODIS image from September 30, 2004, the geographic diversity shown is as immense as the cultural counterpart.In the upper left portion of the image, the...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Caspian Sea, Where -- Russia, Where -- Georgia, Where -- Black Sea, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6489
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by Image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, at NASA GSFC
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Heavy snow caused chaos in the usually temperate Eastern Mediterranean starting on January 22, 2004 and continuing through January 25. Powerful storms swept through Greece, Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon, Romania, Bulgaria, Italy and Turkey. Snow fell in Turkey, Bulgaria, Greece, and parts of Italy, including Rome. The hardest hit by the storm was Turkey, where the weather has been blamed for 12 deaths, including those of two boys who froze to death traveling between home and school. The storm closed...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Greece, Where -- Jordan, Where -- Egypt, Where -- Lebanon, Where -- Romania,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=19078
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by Image by Robert Simmon, NASA’s Earth Observatory, based on data copyright
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The Grand Canal curves in a great “S” through the heart of the red tile roofs of Venice, Italy, in this Ikonos image, acquired on April 2, 2001. The Canal is the main thorough-fare through the city, which is built on 118 tiny islands linked by canals and bridges. The city sits in the center of the Laguna Venetta, three kilometers from the Italian mainland and three kilometers from the Adriatic Sea. Boats, the primary form of transportation, can be seen as small white strips in the Grand...
Topics: What -- Atlantis, What -- Aqua, Where -- Italy, Where -- Adriatic Sea
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16852
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Fires (red dots) were burning in North Korea on April 16, 2003. To the west, ripples of dusty air flow over Korea Bay. This Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image is from the Aqua satellite. Sensor: Aqua/MODIS. Data Start Date: 4/16/03. Data End Date: 4/16/03.
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Korea
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5321
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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A bank of clouds in the Pacific Ocean stretches along the length of California in this true-color Aqua MODIS image acquired May 23, 2003. Stretching from the Oregon-California border at top to the San Madre Mountains at bottom, these clouds cover a distance of around 1000 kilometers (over 620 miles). The San Joaquin Valley, which sits at California´s center, runs almost the entire length of the state, and is the home to high concentrations of agriculture, technology, and people. Sacramento,...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- The Valley, Where -- Pacific Ocean, Where -- California, Where -- Oregon,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5410
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This true-color <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) image clearly shows the division between the Pacific Northwest´s lush, forested western coast and its arid eastern plains. The dividing line is the rugged Cascade Mountain Range, the crowning jewel of which is the snow-capped Mount Rainier. At 4,392 meters in elevation, Mount Rainier's volcanic peak towers 1.5 miles...
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Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Washington, Where -- Oregon, Where -- Idaho, Where -- Montana, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5888
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Sea ice swirls off of the Newfoundland/Labrador coast in this true-color Aqua MODIS image acquired May 21, 2003. Newfoundland province´s Labrador mainland sits on Canada´s eastern edge in between Labrador Sea to the east and the Gulf of St. Lawrence to the south. The sea ice off the coast is broken up and in the process of melting, and features swirls from the currents of water it floats on. On shore, the land is still dusted with snow in all but the lowest elevations, and so appears as a...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Labrador Sea, Where -- Gulf of St. Lawrence
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5439
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Snow in central Asia highlights the roads running to Omsk, Russia, which is about 100 kilometers north of eastern Kazakhstan´s border. Omsk shows up as a gray spot against the white, snow covered plains, perched on the banks of the Irtysh River. The higher resolutions of this true-color Aqua MODIS image show the Irtysh clogged with ice and snow to the north of Omsk in the Siberian Plains, and as a pale white line winding through the middle of the city on its way south to Kazakhstan.Right along...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Russia, Where -- Kazakhstan
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5228
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, the largest cities in Brazil, are shown here in this true-color Aqua MODIS image acquired on July 20, 2003. Located on the southern Atlantic Ocean, the two cities form the economic and cultural centers of Brazil. Rio de Janeiro is the rightmost coastal city, and sits on the western side of the Bay of Guanabara. Sao Paulo is about 300 kilometers to the west, and is set back a little farther from the Atlantic. Both cities are heavily populated, with Sao Paulo being...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Rio de Janeiro, Where -- Brazil, Where -- Atlantic Ocean
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5496
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by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
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During the final days of August 2002, Typhoon Rusa swept past the Japanese island of Kyushu and clobbered South Korea, killing more than 110 people and submerging thousands of homes. The typhoon can be seen just south of the Korean Peninsula in this true color image taken on August 30, 2002, by the <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS), flying aboard NASA's Aqua spacecraft.Packing winds of up to 120...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Korea
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3605
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The Iberian Peninsula, home to the countries of Spain and Portugal, stretches toward North Africa in this true-color Aqua MODIS image from January 24, 2003. Portugal sits on the Atlantic side of the peninsula, while Spain takes up the rest and shares a border with France to the northeast. At the bottom of the peninsula is a narrow gap between Europe and North Africa. This gap is the Strait of Gibraltar, which also serves as the buffer between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. The...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Spain, Where -- Portugal, Where -- Atlantic Ocean, Where -- France, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4989
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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At the boundary between the Gulf of Oman and the Indian Sea, internal waves abound. As their name suggests, internal waves occur not at the water’s surface, but underneath. They actually occur at the boundary between two layers of water with differing densities. When the lower, denser layer encounters an obstacle, such as a shelf, movement over and around it causes undulations (waves) at the boundary. These waves aren’t usually visible from sea level, but they reflect light like any other...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Gulf of Oman, Where -- Oman, Where -- Somalia, Where -- Yemen
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6100
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by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
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During the final days of August 2002, Typhoon Rusa swept past the Japanese island of Kyushu and clobbered South Korea, killing more than 110 people and submerging thousands of homes. The typhoon can be seen just south of the Korean Peninsula in this true color image taken on August 30, 2002, by the <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS), flying aboard NASA?s Aqua...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Korea
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=18005
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by Micrograph copyright Eric Condliffe, University of Leeds
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The temperature rises in the sun-warmed surface waters of the Atlantic Ocean in the Gulf of Mexico, and hurricanes explode into massive storms. A streak of warm water stretches across the Pacific, and Australia languishes in drought while the deserts along the west coast of South America are pounded with rain. Warm water flows north in the Atlantic Ocean’s Gulf Stream Current, and Europe enjoys a temperate climate. Earth’s oceans and its climate are intricately connected, each strongly...
Topics: What -- Sun, What -- EOS, What -- Earth, What -- Aqua, Where -- Atlantic Ocean, Where -- Gulf of...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=17318
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Snow covers Mongolia in patches in this true-color Aqua MODIS image from December 21, 2003. Mongolia sits at an extremely high altitude; no point is lower than 1,800 feet (550 meters), while the highest point stretches to 15,266 feet (4,653 meters). Snowfall is normally light and blows away quickly during the winter, so to see this much snow on the ground at once is rather unusual. Sensor: Aqua/MODIS. Data Start Date: 12/21/03. Data End Date: 12/21/03.
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Mongolia
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6307
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Set in between Eastern Europe and Asia, the Black Sea is a large inland sea connected to the Sea of Azov (the large tan body of water north of the Sea) via the Kerch Strait and to the Mediterranean Sea via the Bosporus, Sea of Marmara (body of water to the Sea´s southwest), and the Dardanelles. A number of rivers feed into it, including the Dnieper and Danube. The Black Sea´s shores touch the Ukraine in the north (top center), Russia in the northeast (top right), Georgia in the east (lower...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Black Sea, Where -- Sea of Azov, Where -- Mediterranean Sea, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5262
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Shades of green color Central Europe in this true-color Aqua <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) image from September 21, 2003. The dark green of mountains stand out in sharp relief against the paler brown-green of the lower elevations, providing visual clues to the varied terrain found in this part of the world.Prominent in the center of the image are the curving, dark...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Czech Republic, Where -- Romania, Where -- Adriatic Sea, Where -- Albania,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5850
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Summer is winding to a close on September 9, 2002, but even Iceland is still showing some summer color, its perimeter tinged with green, while its large permanent ice caps stand out brightly against the volcanic rock surrounding them. The largest ice cap, Vatnajokull, actually rests on top of three active volcanoes. The heat from these volcanoes causes the underside of the ice cap to melt, slowly filling the calderas. Eventually the caldera spills over and releases a torrent of water known as a...
Topics: What -- Terra, What -- Aqua, Where -- Iceland
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4702
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This stunning true-color image shows clouds surrounding northern Japan’s snow-dusted Hokkaido Island in between the black waters of two seas and an ocean. Hokkaido Island is home to the city of Sapporo, which is located on the lower western side near where the island’s tail begins to curve south toward the main island of Japan (middle lower left) and not far from the Ishikari-wan, the north-facing bay that has a streak of clouds moving horizontally across it.Hokkaido’s northern point...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Japan, Where -- Sea of Japan, Where -- Pacific Ocean
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4720
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Wave Clouds over Ireland Ireland.A2003351.1315Clouds ripple over Ireland and Scotland in a wave pattern, similar to the pattern of waves along a seashore. The similarity is not coincidental — the atmosphere behaves like a fluid, so when it encounters an obstacle, it must move around it. This movement forms a wave, and the wave movement can continue for long distances. In this case, the waves were caused by the air moving over and around the mountains of Scotland and Ireland. As the air...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Ireland, Where -- The Valley, Where -- France
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6146
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by Jeff Schmaltz
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Orange-tan veils of dust sweep across the Sahara Desert in northwestern Africa in this true-color Aqua MODIS image acquired July 18, 2005. The dust curls through northern Mali and southern Algeria in this image, obscuring the dramatic geography of the land below. Little to no vegetation grows in this region, and what little does is mostly shrubbery that supports only nomadic herding. Farther south, where precipitation is more regular, peanuts are a popular crop in the grass savannas, but here...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Mali, Where -- Algeria
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=8170
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A fast-moving dust storm whipped across the Middle East between January 24 and 25, 2005. By January 25 (top), the plume of dust stretched hundreds of kilometers across Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iran, and the Persian Gulf (lower right corner). The pinkish-tan dust softens and blurs the richer orange and tan color of the region’s desert terrain and partially veils the olive-colored wetlands in southern Iraq.The pair of images at the bottom show the progression of the dust storm on January 24....
Topics: What -- FAST, What -- Aqua, Where -- Iraq, Where -- Saudi Arabia, Where -- Kuwait, Where -- Iran,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=19824
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Dramatic cloud shadows, the Patagonia plateau, the Andes Mountains, and phytoplankton blooms in the southern Atlantic Ocean all combine to create this stunning true-color Aqua MODIS image of Argentina and Chile. Chile rides the Andes Mountains along the left side of the image; the mountains appear dark brown and green, and some of their upper reaches are dusted with white snow. South-central Argentina takes up the majority of the image, stretching from the southern Mendoza and Buenos Aires...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Atlantic Ocean, Where -- Argentina, Where -- Chile, Where -- Buenos Aires,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5385
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by Images and animation courtesy Reto Stöckli, NASA Earth Observatory
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<font size="-2" face="helvetica, arial, sans"><b>large images</b> <br/><a href="/Newsroom/NewImages/Images/aqua_beautyshot.jpg">Aqua Beauty Shot</a> (244 KB JPEG) <br/><a href="/Newsroom/NewImages/Images/aqua_deploy.1.jpg">Aqua Orbiting the Earth</a> (300 KB JPEG) <br/><a...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- EOS, What -- Aqua
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Snow dusts Central Europe in this true-color Aqua MODIS image from February 24, 2003. MODIS also detected a number of fires in the scene, all of which are marked in red. Countries shown are (clockwise from top left) the Netherlands, Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Italy, San Marino, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg, and Belgium. Sensor: Aqua/MODIS. Data Start Date: 2/24/03. Data End Date: 2/24/03.
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Netherlands, Where -- Germany, Where -- Czech Republic, Where -- Austria,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5235
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This series of images of Turkey and Greece were acquired by the Aqua and Terra MODIS instruments in the late fall of 2002. Greece is on the left, while Turkey is on the right, and in between the two is the Aegean Sea. To the south is the Mediterranean Sea, and the long island marking the border between the Adriatic and the Mediterranean is Crete. At the upper right corner is the Black Sea, and south of Turkey is the island-nation of Cyprus. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 10/28/02. Data...
Topics: What -- Aqua, What -- Terra, Where -- Turkey, Where -- Greece, Where -- Aegean Sea, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4814
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This series of images of Turkey and Greece were acquired by the Aqua and Terra MODIS instruments in the late fall of 2002. Greece is on the left, while Turkey is on the right, and in between the two is the Aegean Sea. To the south is the Mediterranean Sea, and the long island marking the border between the Adriatic and the Mediterranean is Crete. At the upper right corner is the Black Sea, and south of Turkey is the island-nation of Cyprus. Sensor: Aqua/MODIS. Data Start Date: 10/31/02. Data...
Topics: What -- Aqua, What -- Terra, Where -- Turkey, Where -- Greece, Where -- Aegean Sea, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4815
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The two arms of the Sierra Madre Mountains — Occidental (west) and Oriental (east) — march south through Mexico, holding between them the high, largely arid Mexican Plateau. This plateau is roughly 1,130 kilometers long (~ 700 miles), and ranges from 1,220 to 2,440 meters high (4,000 - 8,000 feet). What water there is on the Plateau has no outlet to the sea, and so collects in drainage basins that today are the home of a number of Mexico’s major cities.A number of large cities are visible...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Mexico City, Where -- Texas, Where -- Pacific Ocean
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6211
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by Jeff Schmaltz
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Smoke pours from fires burning in the Dominican Republic in this Aqua MODIS image taken on March 18, 2005. MODIS detected several fires, which have been marked with red squares, but the most intense are burning in the center of the island. The majority of the fires set on the island are probably agricultural fires set to prepare land for planting. However, the largest fires may be uncontrolled: they appear to be burning in the Cordillera Central, the mountains that arc across the center of the...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Dominican Republic, Where -- Haiti
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=8047
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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A layer of semi-transparent clouds covers most of this Aqua MODIS image, making it look like a watercolor painting instead of the true-color image of mid-western Canada that it is. Stretching across the top of the image is the Northwest Territory, while British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan line up below from west to east. Marching southeast at the bottom of the image are the northern reaches of the Rocky Mountain Ranges, and scattered throughout the image are a few fires, marked by red...
Topics: What -- Aqua, What -- Columbia, Where -- Canada
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4468
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Portugal and Spain share the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe, shown here in this true-color Aqua MODIS image acquired on March 20, 2003. This peninsula separates the Atlantic Ocean from the Mediterranean Sea, is separated from North Africa by the narrow Strait of Gibraltar, and is separated from the rest of continental Europe by the Pyrenees Mountains along the Spain-France border.A central plateau, the Meseta, dominates the peninsula. This plateau averages 610 meters above sea level,...
Topics: What -- Aqua, What -- Apex, Where -- Portugal, Where -- Spain, Where -- Atlantic Ocean, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5096
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This true-color Aqua MODIS image of France was acquired January 24, 2003. Also visible are England (top left), Belgium (top right), the Netherlands (top right corner), and Spain (bottom). The Mediterranean Sea occupies the bottom right corner, while the Bay of Biscay (left) and the English Channel (top) form France’s western and northern shores. The city of Paris is visible as a large gray smudge just to the left of the east-pointing column of clouds on the upper right side of the image....
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- France, Where -- Belgium, Where -- Netherlands, Where -- Spain, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4931
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This true-color Aqua MODIS image of Tropical Cyclone 11S was acquired January 23, 2003, while it was south of the island of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean. Diego Garcia is part of the British Indian Ocean Territory, south of the Maldives. Sensor: Aqua/MODIS. Data Start Date: 1/23/03. Data End Date: 1/23/03.
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Indian Ocean, Where -- Maldives
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4997
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The city of Baghdad ground to a halt on August 8, 2005, under a cloud of suffocating dust. According to <i>The New York Times</i> and the Website TerraDaily, reduced visibility slowed traffic to a crawl among those determined to brave the storm while many commuters stayed home. A number of Iraqis were quoted as saying that this dust storm is the worst they have seen in years. The storm also reportedly overwhelmed Baghdad’s Yarmuk Hospital, which treated more than a...
Topics: What -- Aqua, What -- Terra, Where -- Baghdad, Where -- New York, Where -- Iraq, Where -- Persian...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=7044
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Much of northwestern Europe is shown in this true-color Aqua MODIS image from September 13, 2002. From upper left are Ireland, England, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Austria, and Switzerland. London and Paris are both visible at the 1-kilometer resolutions as dark gray patches on the landscape; London lies northwest of the Strait of Dover on the Thames River, and Paris is about 250 kilometers almost directly south of the Strait. To the west of France is the Bay of Biscay,...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Ireland, Where -- France, Where -- Belgium, Where -- Netherlands, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4666
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Black smoke from an oil fire can be seen in these true-color Terra and Aqua MODIS images from November 24, 2002. The smoke first appears as a large black smudge in Kuwait at the center of the Terra image, which was taken during its morning overpass at 7:10 UTC. Later in the morning, at 10:15 UTC, the smoke cloud had grown much larger and started thinning out as it rose higher in the air. The MODIS instruments also detected active fires, which are marked in red, in Iran (top), Iraq (upper left),...
Topics: What -- Terra, What -- Aqua, Where -- Kuwait, Where -- Iran, Where -- Iraq, Where -- Saudi Arabia,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4961
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by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
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This true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image shows a large plume of dust (light brown pixels) blowing westward from Syria over the island of Cyprus in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. This scene was acquired on October 19, 2002, by the MODIS sensor aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite. Sensor: Terra/MODIS.
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Syria, Where -- Cyprus, Where -- Mediterranean Sea
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4129
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Summer is winding to a close on September 9, 2002, but even Iceland is still showing some summer color, its perimeter tinged with green, while its large permanent ice caps stand out brightly against the volcanic rock surrounding them. The largest ice cap, Vatnajokull, actually rests on top of three active volcanoes. The heat from these volcanoes causes the underside of the ice cap to melt, slowly filling the calderas. Eventually the caldera spills over and releases a torrent of water known as a...
Topics: What -- Terra, What -- Aqua, Where -- Iceland
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4705
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by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
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A number of thick plumes of Saharan Desert dust (light brown pixels) were blowing from Morocco toward the northwest over the Canary Islands off Africa’s northwest coast. This true-color image was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite on March 12, 2003. Sensor: Aqua/MODIS.
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Morocco
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=18378
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite captured this image of oil smoke over central Iraq on June 25, 2003. The smoke appears as dark brown or black smudges in the center of the image, near Baghdad. A smaller, fading plume is visible to the west, along the Euphrates River.A plume of white smoke originating at the top of the image drifts west and then southeast. This is smoke from a sulfur fire at an industrial sulfur facility in northern Iraq. According...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Iraq, Where -- Baghdad
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5555
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by Jeff Schmaltz
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The northern Great Plains of Canada and the United States cover thousands of square miles. This true-color Aqua MODIS image from May 3, 2005, shows a portion of the Great Plains covering Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and a small slice of Ontario, Canada, and Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, Wyoming, and South Dakota in the United States. Scattered across the region are thousands of lakes ranging in color from deep blue-green and black to milky blue, tan, and even white. In the northern part of the...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Canada, Where -- United States of America, Where -- Montana, Where -- North...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=8088
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by Jeff Schmaltz
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Swirling clouds of sediment and phytoplankton float in the waters of the Caspian Sea, as shown in this true-color Aqua MODIS image acquired June 11, 2005. Sometimes called the world's largest lake, the Caspian is technically an inland saltwater sea. Regardless, it is still the world's largest inland body of water. It has no natural outflows other than evaporation, and discharged water by the Ural and Volga rivers has caused the sea's levels to rise and fall independently of the rest of the...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Caspian Sea, Where -- Russia, Where -- Azerbaijan, Where -- Iran, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=8128
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The Canary Islands off the west coast of Africa in the Atlantic Ocean often create interesting cloud patterns such as wake effects or von Karman vortices as they disturb air flow over the comparatively smooth ocean surface. These images were acquired by the <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) on the Terra and Aqua satellites during 2002. In a few of the images, dust from...
Topics: What -- Terra, What -- Aqua, Where -- Atlantic Ocean
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4633
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The Dnieper River flows south through the Ukraine into the northern end of the Black Sea, shown here in this true-color Aqua MODIS image from September 15, 2004. On either side of the river, red dots mark the locations of fires scattered throughout the country’s rich farmlands. The fires, some of which show smoke plumes drifting off in the atmosphere, are likely agricultural in nature, given the season, lack of tree-cover, and light smoke.Both the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov show swirls of...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Ukraine, Where -- Black Sea, Where -- Sea of Azov
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6881
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by Jeff Schmaltz
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Just north of the Arizona-Utah border, Navajo Mountain overlooks Lake Powell in the Glen Canyon. On June 12, 2006, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite observed a large fire on the mountain. The location in which the sensor detected actively burning fire is outlined in red. A column of smoke billows north. Sensor: Aqua/MODIS. Data Start Date: 6/13/06.
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Arizona, Where -- Utah
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=20893
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by Image courtesy Jesse Allen, .
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The MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured this true-color image of a large low pressure system spinning in the Gulf of Alaska on August 17, 2004 at 22:45 UTC. This area of the world is famous for strong, persisent low pressure systems because of the persistent flow of semi-permanent pressure systems north (the polar easterlies) and south (the subtropical high) of the area.The MODIS Rapid Response System provides this image at <a...
Topics: What -- Aqua, What -- Polar, Where -- Gulf of Alaska, Where -- Alaska
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=19488
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by Jeff Schmaltz
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A dense plume of tan dust blows out of the Great Sand Sea of northeastern Libya and northwestern Egypt in this true-color Aqua MODIS image from February 28, 2005. The plume extends out into the Mediterranean Sea, hiding much of the coastline and casting a thin veil over the deeply blue water. East of the dust plume is the lotus-shaped Nile River Delta - a fan of lush green marking one of Egypt's most fertile and populous regions. It is in this delta that the majority of Egypt's large cities,...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Libya, Where -- Egypt, Where -- Mediterranean Sea
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=8023
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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A beautifully-formed low-pressure system swirls off the southeastern coast of Greenland, illustrating the maxim that “nature abhors a vacuum.” The vacuum in this case would be a region of low atmospheric pressure. In order to fill this void, air from a nearby high-pressure system moves in, in this case bringing clouds along for the ride. And because this low-pressure system occurred in the Northern Hemisphere, the winds spun in toward the center of the low-pressure system in a...
Topics: What -- Coriolis, What -- LACE, What -- Aqua, Where -- Greenland, Where -- Denmark, Where -- Iceland
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6204
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team,NASA/GSFC
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Clouds of sediment color the southern Persian Gulf turquoiseblue in this true-color Aqua <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS)image from February 18, 2003. The sediment is also likely to be mixedwith microscopic marine organisms, especially where the clouds take a moredecidedly green tinge, such as in the eastern end of the Gulf where Iranand The United Arab Emirates draw...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Persian Gulf, Where -- United Arab Emirates, Where -- Qatar, Where -- Bahrain
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4983
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by Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory
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On April 26, 2006, the MODIS on NASA’s Aqua satellite passed over the Tasmania and captured this image, which showed numerous fires (marked in red) burning. Several of the fires are accompanied by long smoke plumes, which stretch generally westward. Sensor: Aqua/MODIS. Data Start Date: 4/26/06.
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Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=20844
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by Jeff Schmaltz
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A bright band of dust sweeps down the center of ancient Mesopotamia in this April 19, 2005, Aqua MODIS image. The dust is blowing north out of the Syrian Desert in Iraq and Syria. Though the color matches the ground, the airborne dust is brighter and smoother in texture, which makes it stand out in the image. The dust blankets the land between the Euphrates River in the east and the Tigris River in the west - the region that nurtured some of the earliest human civilizations. A green band of...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Iraq, Where -- Syria
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=8077
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Alaska is truly a majestic sight, especially during the brief summer and fall months when the snows have faded from all but the northernmost and highest-elevated locales. At the top of the image, the Brooks Range and points north are still mostly snow covered, though the rivers and some of the North Slope bordering the Beaufort Sea are visible despite cloud cover. Running across the length of Alaska is the mighty Yukon River; it empties into the Bering Sea and turns the waters closer to shore...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Alaska, Where -- Beaufort Sea, Where -- Bering Sea
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5837
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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For three quarters of the year Alaska sleeps under the cover of snow and ice, from the Point Barrow in the north to the Panhandle region in the southeast, the Canadian Yukon Territory border in the east to the Seward Peninsula in the northwest. At almost 1/5th the size of the rest of the United States, that means that snow and ice cover over 1.7 million square kilometers (almost 657 million sq mi) of land.In this true-color Aqua MODIS image from March 8, 2004, winter is slowly releasing its...
Topics: What -- Aqua, What -- GRASP, Where -- Alaska, Where -- United States of America, Where -- Chukchi...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6315
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Dust sweeps off the Sahara Desert into the Mediterranean Sea in this <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) image captured over Algeria by NASA's Aqua satellite on September 5, 2003. The red dot in the image is an active fire detection. Sensor: Aqua/MODIS. Data Start Date: 9/5/03. Data End Date: 9/5/03.
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Mediterranean Sea, Where -- Algeria
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5835
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Heavy snow caused chaos in the usually temperate Eastern Mediterranean starting on January 22, 2004 and continuing through January 25. Powerful storms swept through Greece, Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon, Romania, Bulgaria, Italy and Turkey. Snow fell in Turkey, Bulgaria, Greece, and parts of Italy, including Rome. The hardest hit by the storm was Turkey, where the weather has been blamed for 12 deaths, including those of two boys who froze to death traveling between home and school. The storm closed...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Greece, Where -- Jordan, Where -- Egypt, Where -- Lebanon, Where -- Romania,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6163
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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A popular vacation spot 570 nautical miles off the coast of North Carolina, the Bermuda Islands are 150 small islands formed from the exposed peaks of an underwater volcanic mountain. The eight largest islands are arranged in a fish hook shape and are tied together with bridges and causeways. Coral reefs, the northernmost in the Atlantic, surround the land. Their calcium carbonate shells tint the water a bright blue-green color in this image. This Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer...
Topics: What -- Spot 5, What -- Aqua, Where -- North Carolina, Where -- Bermuda
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5709
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by Image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, NASA GSFC
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This expansive image of the United States was captured by the <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometers</a> (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra and Aqua satellites. The left hand portion of the image comes from Aqua MODIS observations captured on the afternoon of October 22, 2003, while the right hand part of the image is from Terra MODIS observations captured a few hours earlier.Several geographic...
Topics: What -- Terra, What -- Aqua, Where -- United States of America, Where -- Idaho, Where -- Montana,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=18954